Freddie Roach Wants Manny Pacquiao to Fight Danny Garcia Next
August 18, 2015
Could Amir Khan be blown off again by a super star fighter? If legendary trainer Freddie Roach gets his way, then yes.
Although there has been some talk of a potential Pacquiao-Khan fight in the Middle East next year, according to promoter Bob Arum, Freddie Roach went on record saying that he wants Danny Garcia as Pacquiao’s next foe. According to Roach, that would be a pretty easy comeback opponent for Manny.
“I want Danny Garcia, that’s my choice. That’s the easiest fight in the f****** world, you can tell his dad [Angel Garcia] that as well,” he said.
“His dad psyched Amir Khan out but he won’t psych Pacquiao out I promise. Pacquiao will knock Garcia out. I like the dad but he talks too much s***.”
Freddie Roach also gave a progress report on Manny Pacquiao’s shoulder injury and how he’s progressing:
“He tells me it feels better, he went swimming the other day, he’s playing a little basketball so he says it’s coming along fine. But it won’t be a while until he’s in the ring again, three to six months.”
Roach finally says that he still thinks the Khan fight is a good stylistic match-up for Manny if it comes off, and that Manny would absolutely beat Floyd Mayweather in a rematch – if Manny is operating at 100%.